Did you see our crystals shimmer on stage at the Platinum Jubilee Concert?

What a fantastic bank holiday weekend we celebrated in June and we're so proud to say that Crystal Parade played a small part in dazzling the crowd outside Buckingham Palace. In collaboration with Luke Jefferson Day, top fashion stylist and editor of GQ Style. We supplied the Zodiac crystals used to embellish the stunning Union Jack outfit worn by Sam Ryder on the Saturday night.

Crystal Parade have worked with Luke and his team on several occasions, each project is always fast paced and Luke knows he can rely on the Crystal Parade team to supply in a speedy fashion! Luke used Zodiac rhinestones to create the show stopping denim boiler suit for Sam’s Jubilee performance, after having already worked on his iconic Eurovision outfit the previous month.

His talented team of stylists used both Hotfix and Non Hotfix flatback rhinestones in various shades of red, silver and blue to create a unique take on the classic Union Jack emblem. Luke and his team applied the crystals individually by hand, using the amazing Crystal Katana pick up tool, an Applicator Syringe with Precision Tip – ideal for applying glue to fabric in a quick and mess-free way, and E6000 glue which is perfect for using on material that needs movement and flexibility. And wow, Sam sure gave us that!

Thousands of Zodiac crystals in many shades of blue including Aquamarine AB, Montana, Capri Blue, Peacock Blue and Sapphire adorned Sam’s outfit, along with Light and Dark Siam to create the flag, and Clear and Mine Silver rhinestones to fully crystallize the collar and cuffs. Luke chose to apply crystals of varying sizes to achieve what is known in the industry as the ‘Rockery Effect’. This allows the light to hit the stones at multiple angles which is then reflected in every direction to create more sparkle on stage.

Watch this space…

What a fantastic accolade for Crystal Parade and Zodiac Crystals, which will once again be hitting the stage soon and dazzling the crowds with their brilliant sparkle. We can’t wait to share our upcoming projects and collaborations with you, so watch this space!

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